Have you been living under a rock? Did you miss out on the 2016 WNBA Draft last week? Well if you have been following along then you’ll know the first overall draft pick was Breanna Stewart, who this year led the UCONN Huskies to their fourth straight NCAA title. Twenty-one year old Stewart also earned four tournament Most Outstanding Player awards and was drafted by the Seattle Storms last week.
Breanna Stewart at the 20th WNBA Draft on April 14, 2016
After taking the NCAA by storm and dominating the WNBA Draft, it was announced this week that Breanna Stewart has entered into a multi-year endorsement deal with Nike. This was announced by Nike on Monday, April 18th. As UCONN is a Nike sponsored school, Stewart is commonly seen wearing Nike shoes during any and all basketball games and playoffs. Stewart is looking at this deal as a great opportunity to be a positive influence to young players around the world.
“Being strong and bold while carrying yourself with humility and confidence is something I hope to share with young kids,” Stewart told the media.
Stewart will begin her long-awaited career with the WNBA on May 15th when she officially suits up for the season opener against the Los Angeles Sparks. With such an incredible college career, I know I speak for everyone when I say we look forward to seeing her shine in the WNBA!